Jeri Goldstein

Creating Sustainable Performing Careers – Even Now

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Dean Regan Interview - Episode 008

If you are a performing artist, a touring musician and were struggling to create a viable career before the pandemic, then this episode is for you. If you are weighing whether to keep or quit your day job, if you have one, and go full-time with your performing career, when you are able, then you want to meet my next guest and gain some insights into what’s possible. I’m speaking with a dynamic music talent, a singer, dancer, actor, speaker and a licensed spiritual counselor. Dean Regan’s performances have taken him around the world including performances on Broadway and even The White House. Dean’s energetic, uplifting performances and experiences continue…

College Market Gigs Exploring NACA

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Amber Shaverdi Huston Interview - Episode 007

Getting gigs on college campuses wasn’t a new thing 60 years ago, but creating an efficient cooperative buying strategy was. My interview with the National Association of Campus Activities, Executive Director, Amber Shaverdi Huston sheds light on the benefits this 60-year old organization offers to their college buyers, agents, and artists. If you have ever thought about adding college gigs to your touring career, even during this pandemic, then check out this interview. They have incorporated a whole virtual platform on their website to help all their members navigate these challenging times and plan for future college gigs, both streaming and live. If you have ever attempted booking college gigs…

How to Stay Connected with Buyers and Presenters

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Michael Carducci Interview - Episode 006

How do career as a magician and an enterprise software developer coexist to create a lucrative performing career with a completely unique niche audience? You will find that out in my interview with Michael Carducci, magician and enterprise software developer, who struggled to stay connected with prospective buyers. He solved this problem for himself and performers world-wide, as you’ll discover in our interview. You will also be surprised to hear our conversation about how being diagnosed with ADD influenced his life. Michael shares some pretty powerful insights into how to work with what you’ve got to change outcomes and open new possibilities. He also offers a clear perspective on how…

Helping Artists Discover Their Unique Niche Markets

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Erica Wheeler Interview - Episode 005

I often help artists discover their unique niche target audience to help them create viable, profitable, sustaining careers. That is why I’m so excited to share Erica Wheeler’s story with you. She is a singer singer/songwriter who created her a unique service for a specific audience. She designed her programs out of the love she has for nature and the environment. Check out my lively interview with Erica Wheeler, a keynote speaker, a workshop experience and community engagement leader and yes, an award-winning singer/songwriter. She tapped into her passion for place to discover her niche. Go to this week’s Episode 005 to hear my interview. Erica Wheeler Interview– Episode 005…

APCA Helps Performers Get College Gigs and Much More

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eric Lamber Interview Episode 004

Some of the more lucrative gigs for performing artists are found on college campuses. Learn why from Eric Lambert, the Executive Director of the Association for the Promotion of Campus Activities. As a major promoter of college conferences, I checked back with Eric to get an update to our original interview and see how his organization was responding to the COVID-19 Pandemic. Then Eric walks us through the various membership opportunities, conference time frames, locations, showcasing benefits, how they are adapting to the current crisis and how they move forward. Eric and many of his staff members are performers or have worked in student activities. This provides them with a…

Conference Strategies – Streaming and Live

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Conference Strategies - Live and Streaming

Part One: Episode Description So many of the conferences that were scheduled to take place in the coming months have been rescheduling their dates and some skipping this year altogether. And there are others that are holding firm on their dates but shifting to an online streaming conference. You may even find this to be true with some festivals as well. So, in this episode, I’ll share my best strategies for navigating the conference scene so you can network with those in the industry with ease, confidence and professionalism. I’ll help you think about how to prepare your materials so you may take advantage of those conferences that offer streaming…

David Wimble Interview – Get Great Gigs Podcast Episode 002

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Get Great Gigs Podcast

The Creation of the Indie Bible and the Useful Suite of Directories: This is the second episode of the Get Great Gigs Podcast. Part One: Episode Description You may be familiar with David Wimble as the creator of The Indie Bible and a few other directories that have been helping artists book and promote their gigs throughout the U.S., Canada and now around the world. Get ready for my interview with David Wimble and find out how he got started and what it takes to put together each useful directory. David who is also a musician, took on the task of helping other musicians by creating the directories to help…

Thinking Beyond-A New Roadmap to Get Great Gigs-Episode 001

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Get Great Gigs Podcast

Thinking Beyond - A New Roadmap to Get Great Gigs – Episode 001 This is the debut episode of the Get Great Gigs Podcast. The episode is live on most podcast platforms including Apple Podcasts, Spotify, Stitcher, iTunes and many others. You can find the show notes for each episode on the brand, spanking-new Get Great Gigs website: Each new episode will be live on Monday morning, just like my Biz Booster Hot Tips. Now it would really be wonderful if you subscribed to the podcast to help it get noticed by the podcast powers that be on Apple Podcasts and any of the other platforms, pick your favorite.…

Biz Booster Hot Tips is Evolving

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Get Great Gigs Podcast

I’m excited to share the news with you that after 13 years and 676 weekly blog posts, Biz Booster Hot Tips is evolving into the Get Great Gigs Podcast. The first episode will be live next Monday, August 3. Fitting, as I launched Biz Booster Hot Tips on Monday, August 6, 2007. The new Monday morning postings will now have two parts. Part one will give you a heads up about what the new Get Great Gigs Podcast episode is all about. I’ll share a very brief synopsis with a link to the Get Great Gigs episode for that week. Once on the Get Great Gigs website, you will be…

Some Adorable for Your Tuesday

– Posted in: COVID19 Advocacy

I thought I’d share some adorable to help get your Tuesday off to an upbeat start. Yes, even my just turned 3-year-old, great niece has gotten into the swing of singing, I’m Smiling at You Behind My Mask. With just a moment’s prompting, she mostly memorized our catchy little song. She cracks me up every time I see her. I can feel you busting a grin already. Enjoy! Join our Global Smile Chorus and lend your voice to helping musicians in need during these crazy COVID Cancelled gig times. We hope you will be moved to participate in our T shirt and song project. A portion of the proceeds from…